Are You Ready for the 2018 NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Finals?

Coast to Coast NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Finals for HITS in 2018

Qualifying Period Open through August 20, 2018

East Coast Finals  |  Saugerties, New York
HITS Saugerties – HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII
September 5-9, 2018
View East Standings

Midwest Finals  |  Crete, Illinois
HITS Chicago – Showplace Fall Classic I
September 12-16, 2018
View Midwest Standings

West Coast Finals  |  Thermal, California
HITS Coachella – National Sunshine Series II
November 7-11, 2018
View West Standings

In addition to the NCEA Finals, HITS will host the NCEA Medal qualifying classes at all HITS show circuits nationwide throughout 2018.

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 has been chosen again to host the East, West, and Midwest National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) Junior Hunt Seat Medal Finals. It will be the third year HITS has hosted the East Coast Finals, and the second year for the West and Midwest Finals. 

The 3’3” NCEA Medal class is intended to showcase the unique skills of competitors to top coaches and colleges for equestrian scholarship consideration, and is open to all junior members of USEF and Equine Canada.

During the inaugural year of the NCEA Finals, in 2015-2016, there were only two finals riders could qualify for – one on the east coast and the other one on the west coast. Last year the finals expanded to three sections with all three hosted by HITS. “It just goes to show how great a program this is for riders who are interested in riding during their collegiate careers,” NCEA National Advisory Board member, Tom O’Mara exclaimed. “NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal riders can look forward to more shows holding qualifying classes. If you don’t see the class listed in the show schedule, speak with your trainer and approach the show management staff, as it is easy enough to add via Ryegate.”

All classes held at shows starting on or after August 21, 2017 through shows starting on or before August 20, 2018 will be counted toward this year's Finals. Qualify for the Finals by competing in the NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal class at participating horse shows throughout the season.

More information about the Junior Hunt Seat Medal Finals is available online More information about the NCEA is available online